Posts made by MissM16
Fair enough. I'll grant you the latter part of your point and regrettably I agree : / We're still missing some non-mysterious fish as well...
Personally, I don't find this venture pointless though. Cannot solve this mystery yet but I'm learning about Norse culture, runes/symbols, and now ancient Roman and Greek art.
I can read the sky and wouldn't get lost in the woods at night without this game and Odin's rune mystery, but I'm now learning about subjects I never bothered looking into before.
I cannot speak for everyone here but personally I like to keep looking for clues. When this mystery is ready to be solved, I don't want to waste entire game days and nights throwing rocks and dead bodies at the runes when I should be dancing naked and feeding a cat instead. Know what I mean? : /
Oh thank goodness for you!
I did read the Romans recreated Greek sculptures, just had no idea why. The story behind it is bittersweet though. Kind of sad : (
What do you think about Ubi not using original Roman sculptures though?
Even I found a few original Roman ones in my Google studies xD I read they made Augustus from Prima Porta, Fonseca Bust and Equestrian Marcus Aurelius just to name a few. So they exist... Ubi just didn't use them : /
Good find! Thank you
Even a statue noob extraordinaire such as myself recognized them as Greek xD
I did some Googling and they could have easily copy and pasted an original Roman Gladiator statue (for example) all over our map instead of a recreated Spartan Hoplite. Could have done the same with another Roman piece instead of the recreated Discus Thrower.
So it makes me suspicious of it being intentional in places these Greek ones appear. I haven't revisited all the Roman ruins sites yet, but if I remember correctly, most of them only have Roman sculptures.
Same. I know little to nothing about them as well. Plus they were so similar in architecture, sculptures, armor, etc it's hard to distinguish between the two. Having said that, Ubi employs experts who know the difference unlike us noobs lol
The winged statue is Nike (to the Greeks) and Victoria (to the Romans). That one could go either way : /
Oof. I didn't even notice them until now but it looks like we have these original "Roman" works of art in our settlement as well...
Octavian even chisels away at the warrior one (he takes turns working on it and a Jorm runestone)
I just find it odd. I read the Romans copied and recreated some Greek sculptures for posterity's sake I suppose, but they had their own original sculptures Ubi could have showcased. Did they butcher the Roman culture as well as the Norse Vikings with inaccurate weapons and glow-in-the-dark armor? Or is this Greek reference intentional?
I'm thinking far ahead now and speculating that maybe Bran's Isu mask (I still think that's what we need to activate the runes) is Greek and not Roman. If so, then that will be a cool way to tie Valhalla to Odyssey bringing this trilogy full circle.
But alas, this too, remains to be seen.
I've been on a statue kick lately and although I've wondered about these particular statues before, I ignored them and just thought my assumptions were wrong. After finding another one though, I revisited my earlier suspicions and I'm wondering what you guys think...
Barring historical inaccuracies on Ubi's part, my lack of statue knowledge, and Roman architecture being similar, do these look Greek or Roman? Maybe it's because of the Corinthian looking helms but they look Greek to me, not Roman...
Which brought me to the Clausentum Bandit Hideout in Hamtunscire. The questionable warrior statue is there as well (a big one and a small one), but so is the Discus Thrower...
After some Googling I did find out the Romans copied the Discus Thrower and made their own statue but the original is 100% Greek. No one even associates it with the Romans because it's so famously Greek.
So if this is not one of many Ubi's historical inaccuracies and it's intended to be there, in an old Roman ruins site, the question is... why? What's it doing there?
Seems very sus to me....
Yeah I also see the pattern and it's indeed pretty close but unfortunately I don't think it's intended : / Eivor's grave tags are numbered and lettered suggesting we view the image a certain way (right side up from left to right). Flipping it upside down and mirroring it, makes it into something else that's not intended imo.
But I don't know for sure of course as my own theory and speculations regarding the runes are pretty much "out there" as well lol
I'm almost convinced Ubi used the Aquarius constellation for the Odin's rune mystery (with the release of Valhalla), to mark our entry into the new Age of Aquarius (we've been in the Age of Pisces for the past 2150+ years).
So yeah, my Aquarius constellation theory is just as convoluted as the tags xD
Surely they're not afraid of an imminent attack from a horde of... sheep
So I went to the nearby Roman ruins site (straight west from the letter) and oh look.. what do we have here? People tearing the ruins apart collecting bricks to fortify their camps and town...
I see dragons everywhere! lol I think the Jorm is coming : D
re: Eivor's grave tags
connection lines for angle accuracy
180 degree rotation
horizontal mirror flip
20 degree counter clockwise rotation (using rune #6 as a reference point)
I don't know for sure of course, but I think it's just a coincidence since it still leaves out 2 runes : (
Dammit Ubi! NOW they tell us?!
Well at least we'll be prepared with all the clues and hints we gathered so far. All we'll have to do is activate and play out the story once it arrives.
I like to tell myself that so what we did until now doesn't feel like a big ol waste of time -.-
I see what you're saying and I also think the Vinland ones are whale bones : / I know exactly how you feel having dragons on our minds though. When I get home tonight I'll post a new thing I found last night that I think is related to dragons but probably isn't lol
Yes, thank you Please post whatever pics you like. I don't mind spoilers at all or I'd be crazy to be here lol
I'm waiting for all the content to be released and all the bugs to be fixed before I actually play the story. I never bought an AC game this early (I usually wait a few months to a year) so I've only been walking around doing nothing and trying to help out with the Odin runes.
re: Eivor's grave tags
Yeah I checked them for a constellation (both alone and with the runes) a while ago and unfortunately they don't form anything as far as I can tell : / The only constellations I was able to match up so far were Aquarius to the runes and Leo to the Offering Altars (both in England). I was not able to match anything in Norway. And I have not been to Vinland or any of the dream worlds yet.
I'm so confused
According to Google, Freyr is male.
Did you mean to type Freya (Freyja, Freja, Fröja, Frøya) or do you see the statue as male?
I can see it being a statue of Freya so definitely not Native and not connected to Vinland. But I don't see it as male at all.
Wait.. Sorry, I think you misunderstood me or I'm misunderstanding you lol I didn't see a male statue with or without an arm.
I'm referring to a female statue I just saw in Eiuviscire (in the pic I posted). She has both arms and she's female. That I'm sure of.
But if you say she's not a Native female statue then ok. I still want to go to Vinland just for the dragon bones though so I'm gonna actually play the game instead of walking around doing nothing xD